Topic: Blood Pressure
Dallas, TX – Making small lifestyle changes could reduce your risk of having a stroke, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Researchers assessed stroke risk using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and don’t smoke. «Read the rest of this article»
Dallas, TX – Having a pet might lower your risk of heart disease, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.
The statement is published online in the association’s journal Circulation.
Due to their modest effects, alternative therapies can be used with — not as a replacement for — standard treatment.
Dallas, TX – Alternative therapies such as aerobic exercise, resistance or strength training, and isometric hand grip exercises may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
In a new scientific statement published in its journal Hypertension, the association said alternative approaches could help people with blood pressure levels higher than 120/80 mm Hg and those who can’t tolerate or don’t respond well to standard medications.
Increasing intake of foods rich in dietary nitrate may be an affordable and attainable way to manage blood pressure, researchers said.
Dallas, TX – A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
People with high blood pressure who drank about 8 ounces of beetroot juice experienced a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg. But the preliminary findings don’t yet suggest that supplementing your diet with beetroot juice benefits your health, researchers said.
New Orleans, LA – Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
American Heart Association reports Adults worldwide eat almost double daily AHA-recommended amount of sodium
The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender.
New Orleans, LA – Seventy-five percent of the world’s population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Global sodium intake from commercially prepared food, table salt, salt and soy sauce added during cooking averaged nearly 4,000 mg a day in 2010.
Meeting six or seven of the health factors can cut cancer risk in half.
Dallas, TX – Following the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 steps to reduce your risk for heart disease can also help prevent cancer, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
“We were gratified to know adherence to the Life’s Simple 7 goals was also associated with reduced incidence of cancer,” said Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, an assistant professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and lead author of the study. “This can help health professionals provide a clear, consistent message about the most important things people can do to protect their health and lower their overall risk for chronic diseases.” «Read the rest of this article»
Additional studies in larger groups of African-Americans are necessary to confirm the findings.
Dallas, TX – Vitamin D supplements significantly reduced blood pressure in the first large controlled study of African-Americans, researchers report in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
In the prospective trial, a three-month regimen of daily vitamin D increased circulating blood levels of vitamin D and resulted in a decrease in systolic blood pressure ranging from .7 to four mmHg (depending upon the dose given), compared with no change in participants who received a placebo. «Read the rest of this article»
Presented by Renaissance Center and Lipscomb University School of Nursing
Dickson, TN – The Renaissance Center is excited to present the First Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 9th, 10:00am-4:00pm. The event is free and includes health screenings, consultations and education provided by the Lipscomb University School of Nursing.
Starting the day off is renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang with a “Vision Care” seminar in the Performance Hall at 10:30am. Dr. Wang will also be available for questions after the talk.
American Heart Association says Reducing sodium in U.S. may save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years
Americans consume about 3,600 mg of sodium per day — more than twice the recommended limit.
Dallas, TX – Less sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Using computer simulations and models researchers projected the effects of small (about 5 percent of a teaspoon of salt per person per day), steady annual reductions of sodium consumption in the U.S. diet, reducing sodium consumption by 40 percent to about 2,200 mg/day over 10 years. «Read the rest of this article»
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